As siblings in isolation should not be brought on to the school grounds as they need to remain at home for 14 days, I am writing to suggest some alternatives to help parents. There is no perfect solution unfortunately and some of these options require parents to work together if they are able and feel comfortable to.
We have put together this form for you to communicate any plans you have for your self-isolating child’s sibling to get to school. Please complete only if you have St Nicholas siblings to bring to school also. Single child families need not complete this form.
Health advisers have suggested:
- If one parent can stay at home with child and another bring the remaining children to school this is the best option
- If this is not possible then parents may consider asking a close friend to bring their child in (remember not to enter people’s homes, hand your child over keeping distance and child walk with them (as opposed to travel in car if possible). Hand holding should be avoided. This is even better if the friend’s child happens to be in same bubble as the other child.
If none of above possible then leave your details as per the form and we will contact you to try and put something in place that might work. Obviously the more parents that need special arrangements, may render the special arrangements impossible, so please do only ask if there is no other option.
I am sorry for the unavoidable inconvenience that this will cause. Mr Gough, Mrs Robb and I have met this morning and will be in touch later today online with arrangements for learning and other important information for parents.
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=l4NyXcv9rE2rz6hYpq5WCbGCDTmvP2hOsgsr2-ADmglUMjg4MVU1UzJFV1JVNEhYOVZUQ0FETEJKMi4u – Form for logging sibling arrangements.